Experienced Deputy Sheriff

Midpoint, CO
Larimer County Sheriff

Salary: $70,636.80 Annually.

Essential Functions:

  • Exercises direct supervision over inmates.
  • Plans and supervises inmate unit activities.
  • Effectively communicates to provide information, directions, mediation, de-escalate situations and resolve conflicts.
  • Classifies, assesses, and responds to inmates. Processes and releases inmates; takes photographs and obtains a serviceable set of fingerprint impressions.
  • Manages the inmate population by walking around the housing units and talking to inmates. Sets clear expectations, serves as a role model, uses positive reinforcement techniques, respect, and consideration when working with inmates; assures inmates accountability for their behavior.
  • Performs searches to include people, mail items, and/or objects capable of concealing contraband, buildings, vehicles, and large outdoor areas. Inspects unclothed inmates; may be exposed to body fluids and wastes, and diseased persons.
  • Restrains inmates; subdues resisting inmates using approved techniques of arrest control, defensive tactics, and weapons; resorts to the use of hands, feet and other approved weapons in defense of self or others.
  • Physically breaks up fights and altercations between inmates.
  • Pursues fleeing inmates.
  • Performs crisis intervention activities to include inmate counseling, suicide prevention, recognizing and addressing abnormal behavior.
  • Performs rescue functions to include, administering emergency medical aid, lifting, dragging, and carrying people away from dangerous situations, securing and evacuating people from areas, and extinguishing fires.
  • Conducts visual and audio surveillance for extended periods of time.
  • Engages in law enforcement patrol functions that include walking on foot patrol and physically checking the doors and windows of buildings to ensure they are secure.
  • Initiates and responds to radio communications.
  • Testifies and attends court and speaks formally as necessary.
  • Reads, comprehends, and processes legal and non-legal documents.
  • Prepares investigative and other reports, sketches, and drawings, using appropriate grammar, symbols, and mathematical computations. Processes, files, labels, and alphabetizes reports as appropriate.
  • Enters and searches data into computer systems or databases.
  • Utilizes protective equipment including self-contained breathing apparatus and other air filtering devices.
  • Gathers information and collects evidence; interviews and obtains statements from involved parties.
  • Prepares investigative and other reports, sketches, and drawings, using appropriate grammar, symbols, and mathematical computations; determines when probable cause exists; recommends inmate disciplinary action
  • When a local declaration of emergency or disaster is declared by the Board of Commissioners, all Larimer County employees may be required to work as a Disaster Service Worker.
  • Performs other duties as appropriate or necessary for the performance of the job.


  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age by date of hire.
  • Current first aid and community CPR certificates required.
  • Possession of a valid Driver’s License required.
  • No criminal convictions as defined by Colorado P.O.S.T. required.